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"Sing Up" award presented in Seattle


singupIdaho tops 'em all. The membership drive initiative called "Sing Up" with which we partnered with our National ACDA office result in a 30% growth in Idaho ACDA. Our target was a 15% growth. We doubled that! Thanks to our existing Idaho ACDA members, our best allies in member recruitment. By adding members, we all benefit – Idaho, National ACDA, new members, and the choral profession. See what we accomplished HERE...>

Part of the membership initiative continues. For a limited time (until January 1, 2014), when you refer a colleague or student to ACDA and they join us, ACDA will thank both of you. Each will receive our full-sized ACDA poster, a copy of our book Images of America: American Choral Directors Association, and we'll reach in our grab bag of archival goodies and send each person two CDs - all while supplies last.

We did indeed "catch the vision! Tim Sharp, our national Executive Secretary, says, "Idaho showed exemplary leadership during ACDA's first-ever membership drive, and I congratulate the state on the fact that it topped every one of our lists on membership growth."

See the video "And the winner is" HERE...>



murphyMichael Murphy, President
University of Idaho
P. O. Box 444015
Moscow, ID 83844-4015


dresenSteven Dresen, President-Elect
Bonneville High School
Idaho Falls, ID



olsonPaul Olson, Vice-President
West Junior High
8371 W. Salt Creek Court
Boise, ID 83709

brienJoyce Brien, Treasurer
Century High School
7801 Diamondback Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83204

steinbachCorrina Steinbach, Secretary
637 E. Deer Flat Rd.
Kuna, ID 83634
W: 208-955-0200 x2117
C: 208-440-2526

Idaho ACDA awards nomination information Read more

Candidates for president-elect designate announced; bios and vision statement from Scott Anderson and Brent Wells HERE
(Watch for your ballot which will come from the national ACDA office!)

Repertoire and Standards committee discusses providing a catalog of music used in the state; men's choir library for Boise supplied here for starters Read more

Upcoming events and headline links to articles

schmidtJazz Resources from your friends in "Essential Jazz" Read more
by Linda Schmidt, R&S Chair for Jazz Choirs

mcmullenInherently flawed! Recruiting for choral groups based on the athletic model Read more
by Seth McMullen, R&S for High School Choirs

boneyAn English experience: The traveling church choir, an experience of a lifetime Read more
by Michael Boney, Canon for Music at St. Michael's Cathedral (Episcopal), Boise

murphyPresident Mike Murphy announces the formation of two awards to recognize outstanding efforts and dedication to choral music in Idaho Read more

bateyAwkward, difficult, strange and beautiful
Read more
by Liz Batey, R&S Chair for Junior High/Middle School Choirs

quinnThe Vocal Jazz Lifeline (Part I)
Read more
by Quinn Van Paepeghem, R&S Chair for Jazz and Show Choirs

Articles previously appearing on ID ACDA's front page can be found on the ARCHIVES page.

FACEBOOKMeet Idaho friends and colleagues on our ID ACDA Facebook page